Villa Islazul Bayamo is a good choice if you want to mix with local people in a relaxing atmosphere at inexpensive cost.
Villa Bayamo hotel is in the country on the outskirts of Bayamo, providing pleasant, relaxing facilities for travellers & Cuban people alike. But this hotel isn’t just about meeting local people; Villa Bayamo is a great base for exploring eastern Cuba. This hotel is just 15 minutes on foot from the historic city of Bayamo & a short drive from the Sierra Maestra national park (Villa Bayamo provides secure car parking).
Bayamo’s large pool & sun terrace are popular with guests & locals alike & there is also a decent outside play area for children & an indoor games room to entertain guests, whatever the weather. Islazul Bayamo’s restaurant serves good quality Cuban food & simple breakfasts. In addition to the inexpensive bar, there are occasional discos where guests can dance the night away with Bayamese people. If you want to venture further, the city hosts weekend feasts in its square where visitors are always welcome.
Hotel Villa Bayamo is a decent, budget hotel which is well looked after by friendly staff. It should provide an ideal short-term base for exploring south east Cuba.
Villa Bayamo provides basic but clean, comfortable rooms in its main block & bungalows. There is little difference in the layout of these rooms; all are ensuite with tiled floors & standard facilities such as air conditioning & satellite tv.
It is the capital of Granma Province. This area was important in the Cuban struggle for freedom and has a wealth of historic places of interest, including the site where Jose Marti was shot, and one of Cuba's greatest national parks, Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra, to the south of Bayamo township. Bayamo has a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and makes concessions to tourism. The town is centred around Parque Cespedes which is a delightful, shady park containing long marble benches and statues of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes (called nothing less than the Father of the Nation) and Perucho Figueredo. On the north side of the park is the Ayuntamiento, it was in front of this in 1868 that Cespedes proclaimed independence for Cuba. On weekend evenings, the square hosts something resembling a large party, with hundred of Bayamese dressed to the nines, socializing and eating rosquitas, the local sweet made of yuca.